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was real. though the timing is perhaps, perhaps suspect. one week ago. six days before the u.s. election. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is following this breaking story from the pentagon. >> reporter: at 4:50 a.m. november 1, days before the u.s. presidential election, two iranian su-25 frog foot fighter jets like these intercepted and fired twice upon an unmanned, unarmed u.s. m-2-1 predator drone over the persian gulf. it's the first time the iranians ever fired on a u.s. drone. the shots missed on both attempted. iran's fighter pilots briefly pursued the drone that landed safely at an undisclosed location. >> incident occurred over international waters. 16 nautical miles off the coastline. aircraft was never in iranian air space. it was always flying in international air space. the internationally recognized territorial limit is 12 nautical miles off the coast. we never entered the 12 nautical mile limit. >> asked whether the incident was an act of war, the pentagon spokesman said he would not legally label it. adding the state department had protested through the s
.i.a. director general david petraeus is out tonight. just three days after president obama won re-election. petraeus says the reason isen extramarital affair. this is one of those stories that virtually no one saw coming. we begin with ed henry. >> reporter: officials were stunned when general petraeus came to the president and told him that he wanted to step down. he has had a long distinguished military record of decades, architect of the surge in iraq. you will remember. in 2007 under president bush. came back and became the commander on the ground in afghanistan against president obama. the general has come under fire for the c.i.a. role in benghazi terror attack, people close to him tonight insist the resignation had nothing to do with the ips dept. this is a personal failing that he talked about today in a statement saying after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as a husband and leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. ov
's second and final interview. four days before the election. petraeus submitted his resignation to the president thursday. two days after the election. and a week before he was to testify on capitol hill, in closed door intelligence briefings about benghazi. he no longer plans to testify. there are concerns that broadwell may have revealed secret information about the benghazi investigation that she gleaned from her relationship with petraeus. >> i don't know if a lot of you heard this, but the c.i.a. annex had actually take an couple of libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on consulate was an effort to try to get the prisoners back. this is still being vetted. >> well-placed washington source and two security contractors in benghazi tell fox the libyan militia men held at the c.i.a. annex may be a possible motivating factor for the attack. the c.i.a. denies it had prisoners. the c.i.a. has not had detention authority since january 2009 when the executive order 14391 was issued. any suggestion that the agency is in the detention business is uninformed a
the timing of events unfolding at a lightning pace after the election. >> why would the raid on the ladies' just happen this week? if this investigation had been going on for months? so i think the f.b.i. has a lot of questions to answer. >> former spokesman for general petraeus incysted publicly the affair ended four months ago. fox news learned in the last week of october at a society dinner washington for the elite of the u.s. intelligence community, paula broadwell was openly bragging about "two book ideas she and the general were pursuing. the witness who asked to remain inon-mouse said broadwell was beaming and showing no sign of distress though the f.b.i. interviewed her a month earlier. >> bret: thank you. bad news for a third general. defense secretary leon panett panetta -- [ inaudible ] general spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and will retire as three-star general, not a four-star. the looming fiscal cliff does not have the sex appeal or intrigue of tangled spy affairs. but if congress returned to session today, it starts out as high as they come. keeping the u.s.
>> bob: kathy morris got elected by the conference chairman for the republican of the house. congratulations to her. that is it for us. thank y see you tomorrow. >> chris: with the election over, congress starts to get more answers about the benghazi terror attack. this is "special report." good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. lawmakers on capitol hill today got to ask administration officials some tough questions about the libya terror attack. many did more than that. they showed anger and frustration at the four americans and white house response. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge tells us what happened. >> the arrogance and dishonesty reflected in this is breath-taking. >> questions of who is responsible in this town? for what happened. >> if you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror. >> on capitol hill, political divisions over benghazi relate fair and open hearing. >> the unfair attacks on the ambassador susan rice are simply wrong. she had to rely on intelligence provided. i sat here while colin powell provi
-knew increases -- revenue increases. again, you know, he has an election. and he sounds like he is going to try to push what he sees as the advantage with the republicans. >> he is not going to get $1.6 trillion. that is opening bid. but you are right, he holds the cards now, all the cards. because the fiscal cliff, the way it changes policy, in a liberal direction. raises tax rate and cuts defense. in a way he wins if we go over the cliff. trump card is a low standing of the republican congress in political opinion. there is a new poll out. you guys showed it earlier. "washington post" pew poll. if we go over the fiscal cliff we will blame republicans. really, obama, the ball is in the republican's court. they may not like that. i think that is the truth. obama is in the driver's seat. >> chris: charles krauthammer i would love for you to react to that. he wants a big deal and comprehensive deal. i thought quite open about the idea he was willing to put entitlement and reform on the table. >> we said in the past he never proposed anything. perhaps he will do it. i don't know. i disagree with w
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